Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument

Lower Rd., North Canaan, CT

North Canaan, Lower Rd., off Rte. 44. The furnace, on the National Register of Historic Places, once produced iron for the manufacture of railroad car wheels. It is CT's best-preserved example of a technology that has vanished. Historical interpretation, historical tours, picnicking and fishing. (860) 482-1817. Charge: none.

Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society Office

44 Railroad St., Falls Village, CT 06031.

P.O. Box 206. (860) 824-8226. Among the displays at the museum are artifacts from the local railroad lines, the Ames Iron Works, war items, domestic displays, and local business artifacts. Genealogy and local history research material is available. Open by appt. while museum is being renovated.

Lime Rock Park

497 Lime Rock Road, Lime Rock, CT 06039.

(860) 435-5000. Lime Rock Park, on the National Registry of Historic Places, is New England's Road Racing Home, bringing world-class sports car racing to the gorgeous Northwest Corner of CT for the past 59 years. Major spectator events include Memorial Day Weekend "Spring Opener" featuring Trans-Am & the Royals Car Show; Rotary Club Independence Day Fireworks, July 4; IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship, July ; and Historic Festival, the best in vintage racing and concours d' elegance, Labor Day Weekend. Free parking & paddock access, kids 12 and under free, veterans and active military free. Bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs. Summer and winter autocross for any licensed driver, too!

Music Mountain

Music Mountain Rd., Falls Village, CT 06031.

Off Rte. 7. Oldest continuous chamber music festival in the U.S.; jazz and popular music series also performed in the acoustically perfect concert hall. Weekend concerts June-Sept. Schedule & tickets: Box Office: (860) 824-7126.

Yesterday's Past Antiques

Rte. 7 and 63, Falls Village, CT 06031.

 (860) 824-0043 or (860) 824-0126. In business since 1970. Old bottles, old and new Steiff, glassware, baskets, old toys, art, paintings, art pottery, and large collection of Black Americana. Open Fri., Sat., Sun. 11 -4, or by appt.